Oregon Governor Tina Kotek arrived on her One Oregon Listening Tour in Jackson County recently. This initiative entails visiting every county in the state within her first year in office. On Friday, October 6, Governor Kotek’s tour took her to Rogue Community College’s (RCC) Table Rock Campus in White City.
Governor Kotek’s One Oregon Listening Tour focuses on key areas such as housing, mental health, addiction care, and education. Her visit to RCC’s Table Rock Campus was aimed at gaining insights into the college’s contributions to these important sectors.
During her hour-long visit, Governor Kotek was provided with local information, engaging demonstrations, and a comprehensive walking tour of RCC’s cutting-edge facilities, including the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Simulation Lab, Health Professions Center (HPC), high-fidelity Nursing Simulation Lab, and Allied Health programs.
RCC President Randy Weber expressed appreciation for Governor Kotek’s dedication to education and her interest in the college’s innovative approach. “This was a great opportunity to show Governor Kotek how RCC is preparing the future workforce and supporting local industry in these high-demand fields,” said President Weber. “We appreciate the governor’s priority on education and the time she took to visit with us, learning about our innovative approach, as well as the positive impact we’re producing for the region’s education and economy.”
The Health Professions Center and High Tech Center at RCC’s Table Rock campus are designed to provide a conducive environment for professional and skills-based learning, equipped with the latest technology. These facilities promote collaboration among students, the community, and business partners. RCC’s commitment to preparing students for the workplace is evident through its collaboration with local industries to offer an educational experience akin to real-world scenarios.
Governor Kotek herself was impressed by her visit to RCC, describing it as “a community asset with tremendous educators, state-of-the-art learning environments, and programs that meet the needs of students and regional employers.”